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Our advisory NCT Check is undertaken by our experienced mechanics onsite, so if you’re worried about your NCT, pop into premier pitstop. Book your advisory NCT check today on

At Premier Pitstop, we take pre-NCT checks seriously and follow a systematic approach to thoroughly inspect your vehicle. Our team of experienced mechanics are well-versed in the NCT requirements and standards, enabling them to identify potential issues efficiently. We will inspect your brakes, lights, suspension, fluids, tyres, suspension, and bodywork.


A pre-NCT check refers to a thorough inspection of your vehicle to identify any potential issues that may cause it to fail the NCT test.


It is a proactive measure taken by vehicle owners to ensure their vehicle is compliant with the necessary standards and regulations set by the NCT authorities. By availing of our pre-NCT check, you can address any underlying problems and increase your chances of passing the NCT test on your first attempt.


Is your car in need of some TLC? Our skilled mechanics in Dublin are ready to provide the care your vehicle deserves. Get in touch today on

NCT list of checks

Braking System

During a pre-NCT check, we inspect the brake pads, discs, and fluid levels to ensure they meet the necessary requirements. Any signs of wear or damage are promptly addressed to ensure your vehicle's braking efficiency.



Our mechanics thoroughly inspect all exterior lights, including headlights, taillights, indicators, and fog lights. Any faulty bulbs or wiring issues are promptly resolved to ensure compliance with NCT regulations.

Suspension and Steering

We inspect components such as shocks, struts, and steering linkages for signs of wear or damage. By addressing these issues, we ensure your vehicle's stability and manoeuvrability meet the required standards.

Tyres and Wheels

Our mechanics inspect tyre tread depth, condition, and pressure to ensure they comply with the NCT requirements. Wheel alignment and balancing are also checked to guarantee optimal handling and fuel efficiency.

Bodywork and Underbody

The overall condition of your vehicle, including bodywork and underbody, is assessed to identify any corrosion or structural issues. We pay special attention to vulnerable areas such as wheel arches, sills, and chassis components. Any necessary repairs or rust treatment are carried out to ensure your vehicle is in top shape for the NCT test.

  • Is there a mechanic near me?
    Yes. Premier Pitstop is Dublin 12s leading mechanic and car garage.
  • What car services do you offer?
    We offer NCT checks, car repair, car servicing, crash repairs, wheel alignment, tracking, tyre services and part replacement.
  • How often should I have my car serviced?
    It is generally recommended to have your car serviced once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, the specific service intervals may vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle, so it's best to consult your car's manual or the manufacturer's recommendations.
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